Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Released September 2013, worldwide.
Samsung utilized Immersion's TouchSense® technology to make optimized vibration patterns of notification and operation. As a result, GALAXY Gear is equipped with optimized tactile effects and notifications that use Immersion's low-power, quiet and high fidelity technology.
In a wearable device, tactile feedback is an ideal means for alerting and notifying users in a completely discreet and non-visual manner. Information about unread messages, appointments and location based notifications can be communicated via wearable technology because the tactile effects both inform users without requiring full attention and do so without socially disruptive audio alerts or visual distraction.